Two soldiers have reportedly been killed in an attack on Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State.
Gunmen were said to have invaded the prison facility in the early hours of Monday, releasing many prisoners.
The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point some metres before the prison situated along Lokoja-Okebukun-Kabba-highway.
Some guards at the prison were said to have sustained injuries in the attack.
Some of the inmates who fled have been rearrested, according to prison sources.
Confirming the incident, the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 8, Ayuba Edeh, said efforts are being made to track down the attackers.